Deep River of Song: Mississippi - The Blues Lineage ()


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Sixteen country-blues cuts, recorded between 1936 and 1942 by folklorists Alan and John A. Lomax for the Library of Congress at plantations, penitentiaries, tourist camps, and elsewhere (actually the two songs by William Brown were done near Mississippi, in Arkansas). Deep River of Song: Mississippi - The Blues Lineage is a more pleasurable compilation than most folk field recordings of the era are (whether by the Lomaxes or others), due to the tight and focused performances. A couple of the names will be familiar to any ...

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  1. Ragged and Dirty
  2. Mississippi Blues
  3. County Farm Blues
  4. High-Rolling Sergeant
  5. Early in the Morning
  6. The Jinx Blues (No. 2)
  7. I Be Bound to Write to You
  8. You Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
  9. Wind Howlin' Blues
  10. High Lonesome Hill
  11. Payday
  12. Train Blues
  13. Santa Field Blues
  14. Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
  15. Red River Blues
  16. Walking Blues
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